Lake Norman/North Carolina #4 Top Boating Place
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced the top ten boating states based on annual sales.
Summer is here, and millions of Americans are looking for ways to escape with loved ones without traveling too far or spending too much. The U.S. recreational boating industry’s trade association, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), today announced the top ten boating states based on annual sales. In conjunction, Discover Boating, the industry’s non-profit awareness program, has identified affordable, must-visit boating destinations within each state.
Lake Norman Boating
From sea to shining sea, Americans love boating. With oceans, lakes, rivers, and bays, boating is a popular recreational activity in nearly every state in the U.S. The top 10 boating states in the U.S. provide boaters with beautiful waterways, ample marina services, and exciting cruising destinations.
“Considering 90 percent of Americans live within a one-hour drive of a body of water, boating is an ideal way to spend quality time outdoors with family and friends,” says Carl Blackwell, vice president of NMMA and Discover Boating. “To coincide with NMMA’s announcement of the top boating states, we’ve identified must-visit nautical hot spots within each state, illustrating just how easy it can be to get on the water close to home without having to break the bank.”
4. North Carolina ($395 million)
Hot Spot: Lake Norman – Just north of Charlotte, Lake Norman is the largest man-made lake in the Carolinas at 34 miles long, boasting 520 miles of shoreline. This popular boating destination provides year-round water access with boating activities of all types for novices and experienced captains, plus chartered cruises for those just looking to take in the scenery. View ALL Lake Norman Homes for Sale.